Monday, April 8, 2013

REVIEW: Breach by K.I. Lynn

*I received an ARC copy of Breach in exchange for an honest review*

by K.I. Lynn
Genre: Erotica Romance
Available April 24th, 2013

Delilah Palmer has control of her life and outward personality, blocking the truth just below the surface. A fa├žade meant to be normal and hide the scars of her childhood. She’s made a good life for herself, became a lawyer, and is free from the tortured past that haunts her daily. Until he comes along and breaks open the cracks. 

Nathan Thorne has a past of his own. On the surface he is loved by all, personable, extroverted; everything Delilah isn’t. Hidden beneath is a dark and tormented man that only Delilah has to power to unveil.

Crammed in a small office together they see through each other’s masks, and the draw becomes too much, igniting an explosive relationship. Holloway and Holloway Law has a strict non-fraternization policy, forcing them to conceal their breach. Despite their efforts, separation becomes impossible, deceptions escalate, and Nathan has trouble coping; teetering on the edge of being overtaken by his past demons. 

What secrets does he harbor that could keep him from giving in? What keeps him from healing and moving forward? And Delilah, where does she fit into all this turmoil?

Can they accept love and deal with all the trials that come their way when secrets are exposed? Or will they fall through the cracks of their pasts and be consumed by all that haunts them?

Book 1 of the Breach Trilogy.

Breach will soon be available for Kindle and in Paperback.

There wasn't much that I didn't like about Breach, so it will be easier to start there. In my opinion, the F bomb could've been used a little less – that's it. Now, for what I did like: the story line is well executed, and almost error free (we are all only human, and some mistakes always get by us). 

From the get go the reader is sucked into the love-hate relationship of Nathan and Delilah. 

Both are so determined to protect themselves that they don't feel letting anyone in is an option; but the heart wants what it wants, and cannot be denied. The main characters can tell themselves its nothing more than a lustful attraction, but as the story progresses, Lynn takes you on a tumultuous breaking down of their inner walls. 

The journey is filled with passionate explosions of need that will leave you panting and squirming, yet with a breaking heart over their pain and suffering. Everything seems against these star-crossed lovers: their pasts, their almost non existent friendships, and above all, the rules of their employer. They shouldn't be more than friends, but Nathan and Delilah soon discover that brief moments of peace can be theirs if they give in.

What an outsider would see as a scandalous, almost abusive relationship – they both get rather physical and possessive with each other – is in actuality, therapeutic and dare I say, healing. Losing themselves in one another allows them to forget all the hurt they've experienced at other's hands, and little by little, they find that not only are they capable of loving, but of being loved in return – if they'll allow it.


They were punishing. He grabbed my waist with a feral grip, pulling me to him hard while he thrust into me even harder. The way we both needed it.

There would be bruises in the morning from where his hands found purchase, but I didn't mind. 

The day was the same as the one before as he took from my body, my heart, my soul. In return he gave himself to me the only way he knew how: with bruising hands, passionate kisses, and hard thrusts.

His body was sin, his cock was sin, and I was a sinner.

His hands moved up my thighs, his long, slender fingers playing my body, bending me to his will. They were a delicious torture, just as much as his words.

His lips sucked at my neck, teeth digging in, making my eyes roll back; another mark.

I grinned. He loved marking me, and I loved hiding them from people. They were proof, a reminder of his need, his pleasure.

My tongue ran up the column of his neck before I found the perfect location to mark him as well. The spot I choose, just below his ear, would make it visible, unable to be hidden by the collar of his dress shirt.

It would make his admirers mad with wonder when they came around to bug him the next day. 

The sex scenes are scorching, and the back story riveting. With this first book we get to know Delilah's past, and are given small hints as to what happened in Nathan's past, but as any good series does, the reader is left with unanswered questions at it's conclusion. I am eagerly looking forward to the next installment in the Breach Trilogy, and urge you to get your own copy when it becomes available later this month.

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Giveaway closes May 01, 2013